I wasn’t sure what this work involved, but it must have been exciting because the Lab itself was exciting. Anywhere we didn’t go often was exciting.
We would get there in a heavy wooden rowboat, built in the five-house village half a mile away --- our mother would row, she was quite good at it --- or by following a twisty, winding footpath, over fallen trees and around rocks. It was too far for us to walk and our legs were too short, so mostly we went in the rowboat.
The Lab was made of wood; it seemed huge, though in the two photographs of it that survive it looks like a small house. Inside it there were things we weren’t allowed to touch – bottles containing a dangerous liquid in which young white insects floated, their six tiny front legs held together like praying fingers, and plugs that smelled like poison and plates with dried insects. All of this was so forbidden which made us confused.
At the Lab we could hide in the ice house, a dark and secret place that was always bigger on the inside than it was on the outside, where there was a silence, and a lot of sawdust(木屑) to keep the blocks of ice cool.
What did we do in there There was nothing to actually do. We’d pretended we had disappeared suddenly – that nobody knew where we were. This in itself was strangely energetic. Then we’d come out, away from the silence, back into the pine-needle fragrance and the sound of waves beating against the shore, and our mother’s voice calling us, because it was time to get back into the rowboat and row home.
18, In Line 1, “this wok” clearly refers to _______.
A. Writing B. insect research C. photography D. food science
19, The details of the passage suggest that the author is _______.
A. an adult remembering a recent incident
B. an adult looking back on a place from childhood
C. an elderly person thinking of her middle age
D. a child describing a frightening place
20, The description of the Lab and ice house are similar in that both ______.
A. emphasize cheerful and light-hearted surroundings
B. contain pictures of hidings and secrecy
C. stress the author’s misunderstanding of the size
D. make comparisons with the author’s home.
21. Repeatedly using the pronouns “we” and “us”, the author most likely speaks of herself and _____.
A. her father B. her mother C a brother or sister D. the reader
Before you make friends, you have to decide who you want to be your friends. Most people like to have friends who like to do the same kinds of things they do.
The quickest way to make a friend is to smile. When you smile, people think you are friendly and easy to talk to. It may not be easy at first to smile, but remember most people will stay away from a scared or angry looking face.
One easy way to start a conversation with someone is to say something nice about him. Think about how great you feel when someone says something nice to you. Doesn’t it make you want to keep talking to that person?
Ask your new friends questions about themselves. Who’s their favorite singer, where do they live, what do they do after school are all good questions to start a conversation. Make sure you have something to add to the conversation, too. When someone asks you a question, do have an answer for them. There is nothing that will stop a conversation quicker than a shrug for an answer.
Kids who show an interest in other kids and who are kind and friendly make good friends. Remember, everyone wants to be around people who like to do similar things and people who are nice to them.
33. This passage gives us some advice on_______.
A．the importance of smile
B．what kind of person you can make friends with
C．how to start a conversation
D．how to make friends
34. Most people like to make friends with those________.
A．who share the same interest
B．who are sad every day
C．who are fond of talking
D．who say bad things to them
35. From the passage, if a kid wants to make good friends ,he should _______.
A. smile to others
B. show an interest in others
C. be kind and friendly.
D. All the above
Attention Tim Hortons
Stainless Steel Travel Mug Owners
Lid Recall-15 oz Stainless Steel Travel Mug
A fault at the cup has been recognized. The fault may result in some lids lifting slightly from the body of the mug, and could probably cause injury from hot liquid leaking. Therefore, we have given an immediate lid recall notice. This Recall notice is related only to Tim Hortons 15 oz Stainless Steel Travel Mugs sold between October 2005 and January 2006. The bottom of the mug is stamped with distributor’s name, “ThermosServ” There is no printing on the handle of the mug.
At Tim Hortons, we value our customers’ safety above anything else. So, whether your lid is leaking or not, in the interest of your safety, we are requesting that you bring your mug to your nearest Tim Hortons (excluding Esso Tim Hortons), where they will exchange the lid for a new lid that fits safety. The new lids will be available February 1, 2006 ; please do not use your mug until you exchange the lid .
Here’s what you do:
*Please do not use your mug until you have exchanged the lid for a new one.
* New lids will be available February 1, 2006.
* Return your travel mug to a Tim Hortons store (as of February 1, 2006).
* Your lid will he exchanged for a new lid.
If you prefer to return the entire mug, bring it back at any time for a full repayment .
If you have any questions regarding this recall, please contact us at:
Toll Free Number: 1-888-601-1616
8:30 am –5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
21. This advertisement is trying to .
A．introduce a new type of mugs B．persuade people to buy a new lid
C．inform people of exchanging a lid D．warn against the danger of using the mug
22. The advertisement is mainly aimed at those who .
A．often travel around B．have 15 oz Stainless mugs
C．want to buy 15 oz stainless mugs D．are selling the mugs
23. According to the advertisement, which of the following statements is NOT true ?
A．People should stop using the mug immediately.
B．People can get the money back if they return the mug.
C．People with questions can call the company free of charge.
D．People can return the lid between October 2005 and January 2006.
24. From the passage we can learn that Tim Hortons .
A．is a club for travelers B．wants to make more money
C．cares about the customers’ safety D．is an organization helping customers
25. What does the word “recall” mean in the passage?
A. 回忆 B. 召回 C .回电话 D. 回信
Children are hooked on computers. Some spend up to six hours a day on their gadgets. They can be playing games live with others elsewhere in the world, updating their status on social media, texting friends or looking for the latest app to download to their tablets or smart phones.
This worried Martin Strott, headmaster of the Old Hall School in Wellington, in the west of England. He was so concerned that he challenged his students to take part in a week of ‘digital detox’. Strott told the local newspaper, the Shropshire Star, that he encourages the pupils to have a good knowledge of the computer from a young age, but is concerned that too much screen time will affect the development of their social skills. He said that this over-reliance on digital devices “erodes family time and they’re missing out on messages from body language and facial expressions from those around them”.
According to the headmaster, the parents are happy with the movement. But what about the children? Nine-year-old Fred usually spends around two hours on his gadgets at home after school and around 12 hours on weekends. For him, the digital detox experience was “really hard”. Fred spent it playing outside, especially basketball. He said that he’ll probably engage in different activities from now on but he did miss his phone and online games.
The idea of keeping children away from their tech for a while to prevent ‘addiction’ is not particularly new. There have been similar movements in the US. But are they effective in the long run? Well, even if kids go back to their gadgets, the hope is that at least they’ll think about how they use their time.
What about you: do you spend too many hours hooked on your digital devices?
12. According to the passage, which of the following is not the reason why children are hooked on computers __________.
A. developing their social skills by having some online conversations.
B. searching for the newest app and install them to their tablets or smart phones.
C. playing games live with people from other places
D. releasing some new information about their status on social media
13. Which of the following words can replace the word “erodes” in Para 2?
A. enriches B. saves C. adjusts D. ruins
14. According to the article, where else can you find digital detox movements?
A. In Asian countries B. In the US C. In Japan D. In China
15. Why did the headmaster challenge his students to take part in digital detox?
A. Because he wanted to encourage his students to have a good knowledge of computer.
B. Because he wanted them to learn more about body language and facial expressions.
C. Because he hoped to transfer children’s attention to something meaningful.
D. Because he was pushed by many worried parents.
The government of Norway is planning to build an unusual storage center on an island in the Arctic Ocean. The place would be large enough to hold about two million seeds. The goal is to present all crops known to scientists. The British magazine New Scientist published details of the plan last month. The structure will be designed to protect the world’s food supply against nuclear war, climate change and other possible threats. It will be built in a mountain on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. The mountain is less than one thousand kilometers from the North Pole, the northernmost position on earth.
An international group called the Global Crop Diversity Trust is working on the project. The director of the group, Cary Fowler, spoke to New Scientist. He said the project would let the world rebuild agriculture if, in his word, “the worst came to the worst”. Norway is expected to start work next year. The project is expected to cost three million dollars. Workers will drill（钻孔） deep in the side of a sandstone mountain. Temperatures in the area never rise above 0ºC. The seeds will be protected behind walls a meter thick and high-security door.
The magazine report says the collection will represent the products of ten thousand years of farming. Most of the seeds at first will come from collections at seed banks in Africa, Asia and Latin America. To last a long time, seeds need to be kept in very low temperatures. Workers will not be present all the time. But they plan to replace the air inside the storage space each winter. Winter temperatures on the island are about eighteen degrees below 0ºC. The cold weather would protect the seeds even if the air could not be replaced.
Mr. Fowler says the proposed structure will be the world’s safest gene bank. He says the plant seeds would only be used when all other seeds are gone for some reason. Norway first put forward the idea in the 1980s. But safety concerns delayed the plan. At that time, the Soviet Union was meeting in Rome of the Food and Agriculture Organization.
32．The project is meant to ______.
A．increase the world’s food output in the future
B．carry out some scientific experiments on plant genes
C．build an exhibition centre of the world’s plant seeds
D．protect crop seeds from dying out in case of possible disasters
33．Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the above passage?
A．The government of Norway will perform the project alone.
B．Seeds to be collected there were produced ten thousand years ago.
C．Spitsbergen is chosen because it is free of the nuclear war forever.
D．Temperature is a major consideration when choosing the storage place.
34．We can infer from the text that _______.
A．Norway had meant to build the storage centre about 20 years before.
B．The storage center will greatly promote world agriculture
C．People will get newly-developed seeds from the center every year.
D．There haven’t been any seed storage centers in the world before.
35．What is probably the best title of the passage?
A．The Best Place to Store Seeds
B．Noah’s Ark（诺亚方舟）of Plant Seeds in Plan
C．Concerns of World Food Supply
D．A New Way to Feed the World
Hilversum is a medium-sized city between the major cities of Amsterdam and Utrecht in the Gooi area of North Holland, the Netherlands. Unlike most of the Netherlands, Hilversum is actually in a hilly area with the soil mostly consisting of sand. Once called the Garden of Amsterdam, it still attracts travelers to come over to cycle and walk through the surrounding forests. They visit it for a relaxing day off from the urban madness. For Dutch people, Hilversum is all about textile (纺织) and media industries, and modern architecture.
In history, Hilversum was largely an agricultural area. Daily life was marked by farming, sheep raising and wool production. A railway link to Amsterdam in 1874 attracted rich traders from Amsterdam to Hilversum. They build themselves large villas (别墅) in the wooded surroundings of the town. One of the families moving in was the Brenninkmeijers, currently the wealthiest family of the Netherlands. They moved in after big success in the textile industry and aided a substantial textile industry in Hilversum. But the textile boom lasted only several decades. The last factory closed in the 1960s.
The change to a media economy started in 1920, when the Nederlandse Seintoestedllen Fabriek (NSF) established a radio factory in Hiversum. Most radio stations called in the large villas in the leafy areas of the town. Television gave another push to the local economy. Hilversum became the media capital of the Netherlands, and Dutch televison stars moved into the leafy neighborhoods surrounding the town.
In the early 1900s, modern architcts W.M. Dudok and J. Duiker placed hundreds of remarkable buildings in Hilversum. These modern architectural masterpieces (杰作) are so many that Hilversum almost feels like an open air museum. Dudok alone shaped most 20th century Hilversum and approximately 75 buildings in 1928-1931. It has wide international fame and is included in many architecture textbooks. The building has a remarkable shape and looks like a combination of “blocks”. Actually, one may start his journey of modern architecture by walking or biking the W.M. Dudok Architectural Route in Hilversum.
21.Hilversum is different from most of the Netherlands in that ______.
A. it has a large population
B. it is cut off from big cities
C. it has many beautiful gardens
D. it is in a hilly area with sandy soil
22.What was the greatest contribution of the Brenninkmeijers to Hilversum?
A. Building a railway link to Amsterdam
B. Helping its textile industry to develop
C. Constructing large villas for the poor
D. Assisting its agricultural industry
23.The beginning of the media industry in Hilversum was marked by the establishment of ______.
A. a radio factory
B. the medial capital
C. a radio station
D. a TV station
24.What is known about W.M. Dudok’s Hilversum Town Hall?
A. It consists of approximately 75 buildings
B. It looks like an open air museum in the city
C. It is a classic example in architecture textbooks
D. It has shaped most of 20th century Hilvesum.
Do you know how children in other countries spend their schooldays and what kind of games they always play?
Children in Brazil
The school year runs from February to December. Children attend (上学) school for about four hours in the morning or the afternoon. About a quarter of children in Brazil do not attend school at all.
Football is the most popular sport. Brazil’s beautiful beaches also make swimming and volleyball popular.
Brazilian families are often large. Nearly a third of the population is under eighteen！
Children in France
The schoolday begins from 8∶00 am to 4∶00 pm, with a twohour lunch break. Schools close on Wednesday and Sunday, and are closed for a half day on Saturday.
Football, bicycling and tennis are favorite sports in France. In some areas, pelote, a traditional ball game, is also very popular.
Most French mothers work; the majority of preschool (幼儿园) children attend day care centres known as crèches.
France has laws about naming children and all names have to be chosen from an official list.
Children in Japan
Schools in Japan are very competitive (竞争的). Even preschoolers may attend “cramming (填鸭式教学的) schools” to prepare for exams. There is a summer break about six weeks, but the children have homework during this time.
Comic books have been popular in Japan since the 1700s. Comics now account for about 40% of all published material in Japan. Kite flying is enjoyed by people of every age.
Homes in Japan are small, on average. The typical family of four lives in five small rooms. Most fathers in Japan work long hours. As a result, some children only see their fathers on weekends or holidays.
1.Children from Brazil attend school for ________ hours a day.
2．What kind of sport is very popular in France?
①Kite flying. ②Bicycling.
3．What is a crèche in France?
A．Places with beautiful beaches.
B．The name of the place where French mothers work.
C．A day care centre for preschool children.
D．Cramming schools to improve children’s exam results.
4．In Japan, many children ________.
A．write their names on an official list
B．like to read comic books
C．only see their fathers on weekdays
D．do not attend school
5．Compared to children in Brazil and France, children in Japan may feel ________ at school.
I think people everywhere dream about having lots of money. I know I do. I would like to earn large amounts of money. You can win a large amount of money in the United States through lotteries. People pay money for tickets with numbers. If your combination of numbers is chosen, you will win a huge amount of money—often in the millions.
A few years ago, my friend Al won the lottery. It changed his life. He was not “born with a silver spoon in his mouth”. Instead, my friend was always short of money. And the money he did earn was chicken feed.
Sometimes Al even had to accept handouts(施舍物) from his friends. But do not get me wrong. My friend was always very careful with the money he spent. In fact, he was often a cheapskate. He did not like to spend money. The worst times were when he had no single penny left.
One day, Al scraped together a few dollars for a lottery ticket. He thought he would never gain lots of money unexpectedly. But his combination of numbers was chosen and he won the lottery. Al was so excited. The first thing he did was buy a costly new car—one thing that he normally would not buy. Then he started spending money on unnecessary things. It was like he had “money to burn”．
When we got together for a meal at a restaurant, Al paid every time. He would always tell me the money made him feel like a millionaire. But, Al spent too much money. Soon he was “down and out” again. He had spent his “bottom dollar”—his very last amount. He did not even save any of the money.
I admit I do feel sorry for my friend. He had enough money to “live like a king”. Instead, he was back to “living on a shoestring”— a very low budget. Some might say he was wise about small things, but not about important things.
68．What does the author desire to do like others?
A．To combine the numbers perfectly.
B．To make a huge fortune.
C．To be chosen for selling lotteries.
D．To get in touch with millionaires.
69．Before Al won the lottery ________.
A．he spent too much money buying chicken
B．he didn't value the money he had earned
C．he had trouble feeding his family
D．he hated to give a hand to his friends
70．What does the fourth paragraph imply?
A．Al always had good luck in life.
B．Al valued his money above his life.
C．Al had loved the expensive car probably.
D．Al pretended to have more money.
71．When a person is “down and out”， ________.
A．he is as poor as a church mouse
B．he lives a life like other people
C．he has set aside all his money
D．he is looking forward to big success
When you’re returning to Australia, be careful that you don’t bring in pests and diseases. Some items you might bring back from overseas can be pests and diseases that Australia doesn’t have. When you return, declare(申报)all food, meat, fruits, plants, seeds, wooden souvenirs, animal or plant materials.
Australia has strict quarantine(检疫)laws and tough on-the-spot fines. Every piece of luggage is now screened or X-rayed. If you fail to declare any quarantine items, or if you make a false declaration, you will get caught. In addition to on-the-spot fines, you could be accused and fined more than $60, 000 and you may risk 10 years in prison. All international mail is also screened.
Some products may require treatment to make them safe. Items that are restricted because of the risk of pests and diseases will be seized and destroyed by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service(AQIS).
In many cases, the goods you declare will be returned to you after inspection. However, any item that presents a quarantine risk will be withheld(扣留). You will be given a range of options for each item depending on the quarantine risk: ·
·Treating the item to make it safe*;
·Holding the item until an import permit is presented*; ·
·Re-exporting the item*；·
·Destroying the item.
Those treatments with the sign “*” are subject to fees.
For more detailed information about bringing in food, animals, plants, animal or plant materials, call the AQIS at 1800-020-504.
60. Which of the following don’t you need to declare when returning to Australia?
B. Wooden combs.
C. Some bread.
D. A pair of glasses.
61. If you make a false declaration, you would _______ .
A. be fined a lot of money
B. be forbidden to return to Australia
C. have to declare your items again
D. make yourself screened
62. Where can we most probably find this passage?
A. In an advertisement.
B. In a traveling guidebook.
C. At the police station.
D. In a hospital.
63. We can learn from the passage that _______ .
A. you can keep the item before an import permit is presented
B. all products must be treated according to the AQIS
C. not all treatments for your declared items are free
D. travelers can sell their declared items
Everybody is afraid of something.That’s what more than 1,700 kids told us when we asked them about fears and scary stuff.We gave kids a list of 14 scary things and asked which one frightened them most.Here are the top 5 answers from our survey (调查)：① Scary movies and TV shows；②Scary dreams；③Thunderstorms，hurricanes(飓风)；and other horrible weather；④War and terrorism (恐怖行动)；⑤Sounds heard at night.
But not everyone is afraid of the same thing.And what makes one person scared can be of no big deal for someone else.Plenty of kids said their biggest fear wasn’t on our list.
What is fear?
Fear is a feeling that eyeryone has—it’s programmed into all of us—and that’s a good thing because fear is there to protect us.We’re born with a sense of fear so we can react to something that could be dangerous.The baby cries，and their mom comes over to comfort him or her，helping the baby feel safe and OK again.
The best way to get over a fear is to get more information about it.As kids get older，they understand more and start seeing the difference between what is real and unreal.So when William’s imagination leads him to think of witches，he can tell himself，“Wait a minute.They’re only pretend things.I don’t need to worry about them.”
The same goes for the dark.A kid’s imagination can start playing tricks when the lights go out.What’s under my bed？Is that a thief I hear？With the help of a parent，kids can get more comfortable in the dark.Using a nightlight or shining a flashlight under the bed to see that there’s nothing there can help kids fight that fear.
58．What did the writer find out from the survey?
A．Some people have never experienced fear.
B．Kids don’t like watching scary movies.
C．All people are afraid of something.
D．People often cry loudly when they are scared.
59．What is Paragraph 2 mainly about?
A．The list of fears is not complete.
B．The things people fear are of no big deal.
C．Kids have more fears than people think.
D．People are afraid of different things.
60．In the writer’s opinion，________.
A．having a sense of fear is not a bad thing
B．babies have a weak sense of fear
C．fear is not something that we are born with
D．not all people can react to dangerous things
To see the world is one thing；to have someone to share it with is another.Indeed，travel becomes more interesting when you have a travel partner.A travel partner can be a close friend，a family member，a pal you’ve met online，or a business friend.
You can have someone to talk to
Traveling alone is fun，but wouldn’t you feel lonely？Having a travel partner can remove the feeling of loneliness.This is especially true if you can get a travel companion who is very familiar with the place you’re traveling to.You don’t have to ask any information from the locals，and you can increase the time you spend in the country.
One of the major headaches in traveling is the costs involved.You can’t simply ignore the rising price of hotels or plane tickets.You should also think about your daily needs，such as your food.Of course，you can’t simply go back without bringing any souvenirs (纪念品) to your friends and family.All these can ruin your budget.However，when you have a travel friend，you can have someone to share the expenses with.
You can meet a good friend
Having a travel mate is a good way of meeting a new friend or even a lifelong partner.You can never count the number of couples who actually found their way into each other’s heart while traveling together in another country.
You can have someone to watch out for you
When you’re in a foreign land，you’ll never be really safe.You don’t know the rules as well as the culture of the people.A travel mate will be perfect to remind you of your duties in the country and to watch your back just in case you get lost.So why don’t you find a travel companion now?
Let’s find out how ...
64. What’s the author’s purpose in writing this passage?
A．To introduce a travel company.
B．To encourage us to have a travel partner.
C．To explain how to be a perfect travel partner.
D．To tell an interesting experience with a travel partner.
65．What’s the best title for the 3rd paragraph?
A．You can have someone to share the expenses with.
B．You can know the local culture well.
C．You can enjoy food with your partner.
D．You can save money by bargaining together.
66．Which of the following statements agrees with the author’s opinion?
A．Traveling alone is not fun.
B．Buying souvenirs isn’t necessary.
C．Many people fall in love when traveling.
D．It’s better to choose a stranger as a travel partner.
67．The following paragraph will probably talk about________.
A．how to get along with a travel partner
B．how travel can benefit people
C．what we can learn from travel
D．how to find a travel partner
Good afternoon，and welcome to England.We hope that your visit here will be a pleasant one.Today，I would like to draw your attention to a few of our laws.
The first one is about drinking.Now，you may not buy alcohol (酒) in this country if you are under 18 years of age，nor may your friends buy it for you.
Secondly，noise.Enjoy yourselves by all means，but please don’t make unnecessary noise，particularly at night.We ask you to respect other people who may wish to be quiet.
Thirdly，crossing the road.Be careful！The traffic moves on the left side of the road in this country.Use pedestrian crossings (人行横道) and do not take any chances when crossing the road.
My next point is about litter (throwing away waste material in a public place)．It is an offence (违法行为) to drop litter in the street.When you have something to throw away，please put it in your pocket and take it home，or put it in a litter bin.
Finally，as regards something，it is against the law to buy cigarettes or tobacco (烟草) if you are under 16 years of age.
I’d like to finish by saying that if you require any sort of help or assistance，you should contact your local police station，who will be pleased to help you.
Now，are there any questions?
41．The main purpose of this speech would be to________.
A．prepare people for international travel
B．declare the laws of different kinds
C．inform people of the punishment for breaking laws
D．give advice to travelers to the country
42．How many laws are there discussed in the speech?
43．The underlined word “contact” in the seventh paragraph means________.
A．keep in touch with B．join
C．report D．get in touch with
44．From the speech we learn that________.
A．in this country，if you are under 18 years of age，you may not buy alcohol，but your friend can buy it for you
B．you may not buy cigarettes or tobacco unless you are above 16 years of age
C．because the traffic moves on the left side of the road，you must use pedestrian crossings when crossing the road
D．you can’t make noise except at night
45．Who do you think is most likely to make the speech?
A．A policeman. B．A worker at a hotel.
C．A lawyer. D．An air hostess (空姐)．
When I was in primary school，sometimes I would meet a girl of the same age as me.Lisa was never active，but she was always very sweet and nice.In the 5th grade she came to my class.
She was absent a lot，and one day I had the courage to ask why.She told me she was sick，and she explained she wore a wig (假发) because her medicine made her lose her hair.We_left_it_at_that.Anytime Lisa came to class—seldom—I would hang with her on the playground.
I received much ridicule (嘲弄) from my friends for this because they thought I was ignoring them for Lisa.My family education taught me to be nice，and I felt Lisa’s needs were much more important than others I knew.
It had been months since Lisa was in our class，and one day our teacher was crying.She explained Lisa died the day before and would no longer be our classmate.She told us Lisa had fought a battle (斗争) with cancer for years.
I was shocked.Lisa never spoke of her illness as if it could kill her.Well，all these years I have kept Lisa in my mind and heart.When I go through the important events in my life，I think of Lisa.
I’ve had a strong wish recently to find her mother and father.I’d like to tell them that though they never met me，their daughter had a sweet effect (影响) on my life.I have no idea what her parents’first names are.I write to your column (栏目) and hope you can point me in the right direction.
Lisa was such a lovely girl.Maybe her parents would be comforted by the fact that after all these years they are not the only ones who remember her.
54．The underlined sentence in Para.2 probably means________.
A．we kept on talking about her illness later
B．we discussed the topic and then left together
C．we just stopped talking about her illness
D．we went away after talking about her illness
55．Why was the author being laughed at?
A．Because she wore a wig to school.
B．Because she always played with Lisa.
C．Because she cried in the classroom.
D．Because she lost her friends because of Lisa.
56．What did the author learn from Lisa?
A．To keep your illness a secret.
B．To be nice to everyone everywhere.
C．To face challenges in life bravely.
D．To put others’needs above yours.
57．The author wrote this passage mainly to________.
A．remember a true friend
B．ask for help to find a friend’s parents
C．show her concern for a friend
D．tell her experience of fighting cancer
In ancient times the most important examinations were spoken, not 1 . In the 2 of ancient Greece and Rome, testing usually 3 saying poetry aloud or giving speeches.
In the European universities of the Middle Ages, students who were 4 for advanced degrees had to 5 questions in their field of study with people who had made a special study of the subject. This 6 exists today as part of the process of, 7 candidates (应试者) for the doctor's degree.
Generally, 8 , modern examinations are written. The written examination, 9 all students are tested on the same questions, was probably 10 until the nineteenth century. Perhaps it came into existence with the great 11 in population and the development of modern industry. A room full of candidates for a state examination, 12 exactly by electric clocks and carefully watched over by managers, is similar to a group of 13 at an automobile factory. Certainly, during examinations teachers and students are 14 to act like machines.
One type of test is sometimes 15 an "objective test". It is intended to deal with facts, not 16 opinions. To 17 an objective test the teacher writes a series of questions, each of which has 18 one correct answer. Along with each question the teacher writes the correct answer and also three statements that 19 answers to students who have not learned the material 20 .
1. A. writing B. speaking C. written D. listening
2. A. governments B. schools C. homes D. offices
3. A. considered B. enjoyed C. suggested D. included
4. A. working B. teaching C. looking D. waiting
5. A. raise B. answer C. talk D. discuss
6. A. work B. university C. custom D. question
7. A. asking B. producing C. testing D. hiring
8. A. but B. however C. though D. still
9. A. where B. that C. when D. which
10. A. known B. not known C. worked out D. not worked out
11. A. progress B. development C. decrease D. increase
12. A. timed B. measured C. controlled D. required
13. A. machines B. cars C. workers D. students
14. A. willing B. expected C. hoped D. imagined
15. A. made B. given C. treated D. called
16. A. own B. social C. personal D. true
17. A. make sure B. make out C. make use of D. make up
18. A. nearly B. at least C. only D. more than
19. A. are B. look like C. give D. look as if
20. A. properly B. happy C. ago D. easily
Studies show that laughter is something that makes you feel calm or relaxed for both physical and psychological wounds though it may seem futile to laugh in the face of pain and fear.
When Dan Rather interviewed comedian Bill Cosby just one week after his son, Ennis, was killed, Cosby said, “I think it is time for me to tell people that we have to laugh. You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, you can survive it.”
Call it a flashlight for dark times: laughter just seems to adjust attitude better than anything else. Inspirational speaker Steve Rizzo recalls a TV interview with an injured firefighter a few days after 9.11．The man had fallen more than 30 stories in one of the towers and had broken a leg. Everyone was crying, and the reporter asked, “How is it that you’ve come out of this alive?” He looked at her and without missing a beat, said, “Look, lady, I’m from New York and I’m a firefighter; that’ all you need to know.”
“Everyone laughed and though the laughter was only a couple of seconds,” says Rizzo. “Sometimes that’s all you need to catch your second breath. Laughter gives you that couple of seconds. You’re sending a message to your brain, and the message is: If you can still laugh even a little among the pain, you are going to be OK.”
Of course, there is a difference between laughing off a serious situation and laughing off the fear that results. The firefighter was doing the latter, states Rizzo, the author of Becoming a Humorous Being, and so should we. “If there is anything we have learnt from 9.11, it’s how precious life really is,” she says. “We have to send a message that our spirit won’t die. One important thing that unites us is our ability to laugh.”
60．The writer uses the examples of the comedian and the firefighter to show .
A．laughter is a good way to get rid of pain and fear
B．laughter is the best way to cure psychological wounds
C．it is your attitude that decides whether you can survive the pain or not
D．laughing off a serious situation is different from laughing off the fear that results
61．We can infer from the passage that Steve Rizzo is .
A．a reporter B．a soldier C．a firefighter D．a doctor
62．The underlined word futile in the first paragraph means .
63．From the passage, we can know that Americans are .
A．really inspired after 9.11 B．hardly united after 9.11
C．nearly surprised by 9.11 D．greatly hurt by 9.11
Millions of people pass through the gates of Disney’s entertainment parks in California, Florida and Japan each year. What makes these place an almost universal attraction? What makes foreign kings and queens and other important people want to visit these Disney parks? Well, one reason is the way they’re treated once they get there. The people at Disney go out of their way to serve their “guests”, as they prefer to call them, and to see that they enjoy themselves.
All new employees, from vice presidents to part-time workers, begin their employment by attending Disney University and taking “Traditions（传统）I”. Here, they learn about the company’s history, how it is managed, and why it is successful. They are shown how each department relates to the whole. All employees are shown how their part is important in making the park a success.
After passing “Traditions I”, the employees go on to do more specialized training for their specific（具体的）jobs. No detail（细节）is missed. A simple job like taking tickets requires four eight-hour days of training. When one ticket taker was asked why it took so much training for such a simple, ordinary job, he replied, “What happens if someone wants to know where the restrooms are, when the parade starts or what bus to take back to the campgrounds?…We need to know the answers or where to get them quickly. Our constant aim is to help our guests enjoy the party.”
Even Disney’s managers get involved in the daily management of the park. Every year, the mangers leave their desks and business suits and put on special service clothes. For a full week, the bosses sell hot dogs or ice cream, take tickets or drive the monorail（单轨车）, and take up any of the 100 jobs that make the entertainment park come alive. The managers agree that this week help them to see the company’s goals more clearly.
All these efforts to serve the public well have made Walt Disney Productions famous. Disney is considered by many as the best mass service provider in America or the world. As one longtime business observer once said, “How Disney treats people, communicates with them, rewards them , is in my view the very reason for his fifty years of success… I have watched, very carefully and with great respect and admiration, the theory and with great respect and admiration, the theory and practice of selling satisfaction and serving millions of people on a daily basis, successfully. It is what Disney does best.”
76. The first day they come to Disney parks, all new employees .
A. begin by receiving on-the-job training
B. must learn several jobs
C. begin as ticket takers
D. have already attended Disney University
77. Each year, managers wear special service clothes and work in the park to .
A. set a good example for employees
B. remind themselves of their beginnings at Disney
C. gain a better view of the company’s objectives
D. replace employees on holiday
78. Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
A. Tourists learn the history of Disney in its entertainment parks.
B. Disney attracts people almost from all over the world.
C. Parades are regularly held in Disney’s entertainment parks.
D. Disney’s managers are able to do almost all kinds of work in the Disney parks.
79. This passage is mainly about .
A. how Disney employees are trained
B. the history and traditions of the Disney enterprises
C. why Disney enterprises make a lot of money
D. the importance Disney place on serving people well
John Smith was a writer, who wrote detective stories for magazines（杂志）, though he never dealt with criminals（罪犯）. One evening he could not finish an end for a story. He sat in his study（书房）, but he had no ideas. So he decided to go to the cinema.
When he came back, he found that he had had a visitor. Someone had broken into his house. The visitor had had a drink, smoked several of his cigarettes and had read his story. The visitor left him a note.
“I have read your story and I don’t think it is very good. Please read my suggestions and you can finish it. By the way, I am a thief. I’m not going to steal anything tonight. But if you become a successful writer, I will return.”
John read the thief’s suggestions. Then he sat down and wrote the rest of the story. He is still not a successful writer, and he is waiting for his “visitor” to return. Before he goes out in the evening, he always leaves a half-finished story in his study.
71. Detective stories are stories about .
A. science B. children
C. the future D. the police
72. John went to the cinema because .
A. he was too tired
B. he wanted to look for a thief
C. he could not finish his story and hoped to get some ideas
D. he wanted to enjoy himself in the cinema
73. The visitor came to John’s house in order to .
A. steal something B. read the story
C. have a drink D. visit the writer
74. The visitor .
A. stayed in John’s house for a night
B. took some of John’s things away
C. left John some advice
D. was a good friend of John’s
75. John would like to .
A. have a talk with his visitor
B. get more ideas from the visitor
C. make friends with the visitor
D. catch the visitor and take him to the police
Hobbs was an orphan. He worked in a factory and every day he got a little money. Hard work changed him thin and weak. He wanted to borrow a lot of money to learn to paint pictures, but he did not think he could pay off the debts.
One day the lawyer said to him, “One thousand dollars, and here is the money.” As Hobbs took the package of notes, he was very dumbfounded. He didn’t know where the money came from and how to spend it. He said to himself, “I could go to find a hotel and live like a rich man for a few days; or I give up my work in the factory and do what I’d like to do: painting pictures I could do that for a few weeks, but what would I do after that? I should have lost my place of the factory and have no money to live on. If it were a little less money, I would buy a new coat, or a radio, or give a dinner to my friends. If it were more, I could give up the work and pay for painting pictures. But it’s too much for one and too little for the other.”
“Here is the reading of your uncle’s will,” said the lawyer, “telling what is to be done with this money after his death. I must ask you to remember one point. Your uncle has said you must bring me a paper showing exactly what you did with his money, as soon as you have spent it.”
“Yes, I see. I’ll do that.” said the young man.
66. He wanted to borrow money because he wanted to .
A. study abroad B. work abroad
C. pay for the debts D. learn to paint pictures
67. Hobbs was dumbfounded on receiving the money because he thought .
A. the money was too much
B. the money was too little
C. he would be dismissed
D. the lawyer meant to punish him
68. With the money he got, first Hobbs .
A. planned to have a happy life for a few days
B. decided to give up his work in the office
C. was to give a dinner to his friends
D. had no idea what to do
69. What Hobbs was asked to do was .
A. to tell the lawyer what he did with the money after spending it
B. to read his uncle’s will
C. to tell the lawyer what was to be done with the money
D. nothing but to buy some pictures
70. What Hobbs really loved to do was .
A. working in the factory
B. living in a fine hotel
C. painting pictures
D. saving the money
“What part of the States do you come from?”
“I’m not American. I’m Canadian.”
This is a mistake that Europeans often make. Many Americans, too, admit that it takes them a while to tell if it’s an American talking or Canadian. This upsets（使……不安）some Canadians, because they want people to recognize them as Canadians. They want everyone to know that Canada is an independent（独立的）nation with its own special character.
American English was probably brought to Canada by the Loyalists（忠于北方者）who fled there during the Revolutionary War (1776～1783), for even as late as 1813. Eighty of percent of all British Canadians had come from the USA.
From the very first, Canada was a country with two languages, neither of which influenced（影响）the other very much, because the French and British spoke to each other so little. Canadian English has always remained very like American English, and the influence of the Indian and Inuit languages was no greater than the influence of French. But here are some important words that have found their way via（通过）Canadian dictionaries into British Dictionaries.
61. The sentence “I’m not American, I’m Canadian.” suggests .
A. Canada is beautiful country
B. Canadian English is not quite different from American English
C. Canadians think Canada is a more developed country
D. Canadians think that there is independence
62. It isn’t easy for Europeans even for Americans to tell from .
A. American English; British English
B. Canadian English; American English
C. Canadian English; British English
D. British English; Scottish English
63. The two languages spoken in Canada refer to .
A. British English and American English
B. English and Latin
C. French and English
D. Canadian English and American English
64. Generally speaking, Canadian English is the same as American English because .
A. Canada is connected with the USA
B. most of the British Canadians had come from the USA
C. the population of Canada is smaller than that of the USA
D. Canadians want to follow Americans
65. With the help of , some American English new words come into British English.
A. the Revolutionary War
B. Indian language
C. the Loyalists
D. Canadian dictionaries
Canada is a very large country. It is the second largest country in the world. By contrast it has a very small population. There are only about 29 million people there. Most Canadians are of British or French origin, and French is an official language of Canada as well as English. About 45% of the people are of British origin, that is, they or their parents or grandparents, etc., come from Britain. Nearly 30% are of French origin. Most of the French-Canadians live in the province of Quebec.
Over the years, people have come to live in Canada from many countries in the world. They are from most European countries and also from China, besides other Asian countries.
However, Canada was not an empty country when the Europeans began to arrive. Canadian Indians lived along the coast, by the rivers and lakes and in forests. Today there are only about 350 000 Indians in the whole country, with their own languages. In the far north live the Inuit. There are only 27 000 Canadian-Inuit. Their life is hard in such a difficult climate.
56. About live in Quebec.
A. 30% of the French-Canadians
B. 45% of the Canadians
C. 29 000 000 people
D. 8 700 000 French-Canadians
57. The official languages of Canada are .
A. English and Chinese
B. French and English
C. Indian and English
D. Chinese and Inuit
58. The word “origin” in this passage means .
A. 血统 B. 后裔
C. 先驱 D. 猿人
59. About 23% of people came from .
D. some other countries except France and Britain
60. Which of the following is true according to this passage?
A. There are 27 000 Canadian-Indians in Canada.
B. More than 13 million people have come from Britain and France in recent years.
C. There are 30% of the population whose parents or grandparents come from France.
D. There are no people when the Europeans began to arrive in Canada.